Upcoming events

Here is a calendar of Green events in Oxfordshire: not just ones run by the Green Party, but also others of interest to Green Party sympathisers. Come along to an event nearby, and meet your Greens.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Methodist Church Hall in Wallingford, United Kingdom

    Informal Pre-Parliamentary Consultations With Lord Bradshaw

    The Brexit Bill In The House Of Lords

    Worried about Brexit? About its likely effects on your family, current job, career prospects, place of employment, the economy, the environment…? 

    What issues do you want raised by Lord Bradshaw and other peers in the House of Lords debate?  

    This is your opportunity to have your say.   Come along to talk to Lord Bradshaw.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Building a better society: changing a broken political system

    **A Compass Event**


    This is an open invitation to all who are distressed by the current political trends. At this meeting we shall consider how best to approach the next election so that we increase the progressive representation in parliament.

    Compass has invited the following speakers to share their ideas and experience:

     

    Helena Kennedy: Human Rights Lawyer and Labour Peer

    Jonathan Bartley: Green Party Co-leader

    Neal Lawson: journalist and chair of Compass (https://www.compassonline.org.uk)

    Cat Hobbs: founder of ‘We Own It’ (https://weownit.org.uk)
    Lib Dem: tbc

     

    After the presentations there will be a question and answer session followed by time for action planning.

    Please register for the event at: 

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-a-better-society-how-do-we-change-a-broken-political-system-tickets-31487092742

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    The Music Room in Eynsham, United Kingdom

    Trident – the real cost of renewal

    Nigel Day, from the Oxford Branch of CND, has kept track of Trident for many years, often following the unmarked lorries that secretly transport the missile across the country.

    He will talk about the decision to replace Trident, and about the implications for Oxfordshire of the movement of nuclear material through the county.

    For reference: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9472958.20_year_storage_of_radioactive_waste

    Details:

    7.30 pm, Friday, 24 February 2017, The Music Room, 36 Newland Street, Eynsham, OX29 4LA
    http://www.themusicroomeynsham.co.uk/

    There is on-street parking nearby and only a short walk from the S1 bus stop on High street (opposite/near the Evenlode DIY shop).

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  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM through February 26, 2017
    Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Action Weekend

    Come this weekend to hear how our Green Party councillors are fighting to keep democracy local and protect services for the people, and to campaign to create a healthier Oxfordshire County Council - with more Greens.

    In the spring of 2016 the Green Party was the only party to produce a plan that would have saved all the rural buses and children's centres from the cuts. All the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative county councillors voted for cuts to the services for the people in Oxfordshire. This year our Green councillors have produced a budget to keep the children's centres going, prevent cuts to adult social care and restore rural buses at a cost of 50 p/week.

    We need more Green councillors to fight for the people of Oxfordshire. We need to get our message across to more voters. We need your help to deliver leaflets and knock on doors to speak to every voter we can reach.

    We are gathering at 1100 and 1400 on Saturday and Sunday. Sign up for the shifts when you can join us.

    Over lunch you can meet other Greens, quiz our councillors and listen to a message from Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England, on defending the rights of EU citizens here after Brexit.

    Saturday: meet at Café Tarifa, 56-60 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB, at 1100 or 1400.

    Sunday: meet at The Marsh Harrier, 40 Marsh Road, Oxford OX4 2HH at 1100 or 1400.

    If you need accommodation in Oxford or help with travel, please let us know.

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    School of Geography and the Environment in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Mitigating climate change: The Paris Agreement and the 1.5C target

    All are welcome to this event organised by CIWEM and the Environment Change Institute, Oxford.

    Doors open 5:30pm for a 6pm start.

    The evening will examine different aspects of our life affected by Climate Change.

    "1.5°: Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Agreement" - Alice Chautard, Environmental Change Institute

    Alice will present the key messages and conclusions from the 1.5C (20-22 September 2016) conference which brought together researchers, policy makers, businesses and members of civil society, to understand the impacts of 1.5C warming and assess the feasibility of meeting the Paris Agreement. Ms Chautard is based at the Environmental Change Institute

    "Building pathways to Paris" - Dr Matt Ives, Senior Researcher, Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium, itrc.org.uk

    Fulfilling the UK’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement will require significant strategic infrastructure interventions.  Matt will outline some alternative pathways developed as part of a UK National Needs Assessment.  Dr Ives is a Senior Researcher with the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium, itrc.org.uk

    "Mitigating climate change while feeding the world" - Dr Monika Zurek, Senior Researcher, SUSFANS, susfans.org

    Monika will discuss the implications of the Paris Agreement for changes to our food system as agri-food systems are currently one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Zurek is a Senior Researcher working on the SUSFANS project, susfans.org

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    West Oxford Community Centre in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Natural Flood Alleviation And Rewilding

    Green County Councillor Sarah Lunnon, from Stroud in Gloucestershire, will talk in this public meeting about her work with the Environment Agency in promoting natural forms of flood alleviation which work with the landscape and existing water courses to achieve flood alleviation and protection of properties. This is a part of rewilding using the natural environment through forestry and agricultural measures in this case to secure cheaper and effective forms of flood protection.

    All welcome!

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM through March 26, 2017
    Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Action Weekend

    Save the date. We are campaigning to get more Green Party councillors elected to Oxfordshire County Council. In the spring of 2016 the Green Party was the only party to produce a plan that would have saved all the rural buses and children's centres from the cuts. All the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative county councillors voted for cuts to the services for the people in Oxfordshire. We need more Green councillors to fight for the people of Oxfordshire.

    Check here later for more details of what we will be doing in the weekend. In the meantime, sign up for the shifts you can attend. If you need accomodation in Oxford or help with travel, please let us know.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Mezzeto Restaurant in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Fund Raising Dinner for Oxford’s International Brigade Memorial

    The Oxfordshire Green Party and individual Greens have donated generously to the funding of a Memorial to commemorate the people from Oxford who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.  We hope the unveiling will be on Saturday June 10th just outside South Park at the junction with Headington Hill and Morrell Avenue.

    We still need more funds though, so we are holding a fund raising dinner with guest speaker on Tuesday 28th March. Professor Valentine Cunningham of Corpus Christi, Oxford, is the guest speaker.  He is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable about the literature on the Spanish Civil War.

    The dinner will be held at 7pm at Mezzeto Restaurant at 67 Walton Street, Oxford, OX3 6AG. Tickets cost £25 for a superb 2 course meal and are available from: Chris Farman (Tel: 01869 336190).

    Lottery Tickets

    Also available are Lottery tickets (£1 each) with wonderful prizes! Get your lottery ticks from John Haywood, a.j.haywood@hotmail.co.uk. Winners will be announced  on June 10th.  The prizes include: a 4 day guided tour of the Ebro battlefields - all accommodation, meals, transport provided (though not air fares!); 12 bottles of Spanish wine; a £150 voucher towards a holiday at Unison's Croyde Bay, Devon; a 3 course meal; a rare copy of Searchlight on Spain by the Duchess of Athol; 2 tickets for any play at the Oxford playhouse; 2 tickets for any film at The Phoenix Cinema, and copies of David Ebsworth's ‘The Assassins Mark’ and ‘When the Curtain Falls’.

     

    Context

    The International Brigade Memorial Trust keeps alive the memory and spirit of the 2,500 men and women from Britain and Ireland who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.  Across the world, 50,000 men and women from all walks of life responded to the call from the Popular Front government of Spain and joined the International Brigade and its partner organisations to defend democracy against the fascist insurgency of General Franco. Some 2500 were from the British Isles and of these, 526 paid the ultimate price and were killed in action against a far better equipped and resourced enemy.

     

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM through April 03, 2017
    The ACC in Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Greens 2017!

    Next year, the Green Party of England and Wales will be hosting 'Greens 2017' the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party from Thursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 at the ACC in Liverpool. The event will also incorporate our Spring Conference (Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April) and the Global Young Greens Congress.

    Up to 90 different nations will be represented, including Green Parties from countries as diverse as Monglia, Uganda and Bolivia. And with a predicted attendance of over 2,000, this will probably be the largest gathering of Greens ever!

    Registering for our conference will also give you access to the joint Congress. As most Congress sessions will be open to members of all parties, we are encouraging GPEW members to attend from Thursday if possible. There is no extra cost for this day. This is a truly historic opportunity to meet and learn from members of Green Parties all over the world!

    Booking

    You can book online here. There is no Early Bird deadline this time, but we could encourage you to book before 15 January to guarantee your place as demand will be high.

    For anyone unable to cover the costs of attendance themselves there is also a limited access fund. Non-members are also very welcome to attend.

    Timetable

    The Congress will open on Thursday 30 March with an opening ceremony celebrating the strength and diversity of our Global Green family and with a keynote speaker (Alexander van der Bellen invited). Over the four days of the event, there will be a full programme of co-organised fringes and training alongside each partner's voting sessions/plenaries, including joint panels on the subjects of: From Paris to 1.5?, Empowering people over profit, Green political democracy from grassroots to government.

    The vast majority of sessions are open to members of any party, and indeed to supporters. And if you have a burning issue that you wish to discuss but without the formality of organising a session, then you can bring this to the facilitiated Open Spaces sessions that will be running throughout the four days. No pre-booking or planning required.

    There will be entertainment each evening including music from Seize the Day and the Fab Beatles, film screenings and more, as well as the opportunity to sign up for walking tours and boat trips to make the most out of your visit to Liverpool. The large dining area will be the hub for each evening's activities and will provide a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Greens from all over the globe.

    A preliminary programme is available on the Congress website.

    Agenda

    A motion was passed at Autumn Conference 2016 which has changed the policy process and the agenda deadlines for conferences. The new agenda timetable for Spring Conference is on the website (Pre-Agenda deadline 12 January).

    Travel

    We have partnered with the wonderful green train platform 'Loco2' for this event, and for each journey booked via the link on our website, the Green Party receives a donation!

    Or if you are seeking or offering a seat in a car you can use our Liftshare scheme.

    Check our travel page for more travel info.

    Accommodation

    To secure good advance prices we have booked and pre-paid for rooms at three Premier Inns,all within walking distance of the venue. Rooms are double or twin and are £65 or £70 (room only) per night plus a booking fee, depending on which property you choose. We have also block booked the nearby YHA as a good budget option.

    See the accommodation page for details.

    Creche

    Children between the ages of 1 and 11 are welcome to join the Conference Creche, which is run by fully qualified, DBS checked staff. And all absolutely free of charge to Green Party members who are attending the Conference!

    Latest News

    Follow the event using the hashtag #Greens2017. Join the Official facebook event or the Members' facebook discussion group.

    Spring Conference website:
    www.greenparty.org.uk/conference
    Joint Congress website:
    greens2017.org/content/greens2017

     
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    We look forward to seeing you at Greens 2017 in Liverpool!

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM through April 30, 2017
    Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Action Weekend

    Save the date. We are campaigning to get more Green Party councillors elected to Oxfordshire County Council. In the spring of 2016 the Green Party was the only party to produce a plan that would have saved all the rural buses and children's centres from the cuts. All the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative county councillors voted for cuts to the services for the people in Oxfordshire. We need more Green councillors to fight for the people of Oxfordshire.

    Check here later for more details of what we will be doing in the weekend. In the meantime, sign up for the shifts you can attend. If you need accomodation in Oxford or help with travel, please let us know.

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